chock: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (chok), [key]
— n.
  1. a wedge or block of wood, metal, or the like, for filling in a space, holding an object steady, etc.
    1. any of various heavy metal fittings on a deck or wharf that serve as fairleads for cables or chains.
    2. a shaped support or cradle for a ship's boat, barrel, etc.
    3. a small wooden piece or timber for filling a gap, reinforcing an angle, etc., in a wooden vessel.
  2. a bearing supporting the end of a rolling mill.
  3. a roof support made of cribbing filled with stones. Cf. cog (def. 2).
  1. to furnish with or secure by a chock or chocks.
  2. to place (a boat) upon chocks.
  1. as close or tight as possible: chock against the edge.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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